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Title: King Lear


1
King Lear
  • Structure, characters, and themes

2
King Lear
King Lear
Regan
Goneril
Cordelia
Albany
Cornwall
France
3
King LearCharacters
  • Main Plot
  • Primary -- dynamic
  • Protagonist, changes through play
  • Lear
  • Antagonist, character revealed
  • Goneril, Regan
  • Secondary -- static
  • Reflection characters
  • Cordelia, Kent, Fool, France

4
King LearCharacters
  • Sub Plot
  • Good
  • Gloucester, Edgar
  • Evil
  • Edmund
  • Reflection characters
  • Oswald, Albany, Cornwall, servant to Cornwall

5
King LearFoils
  • Character foiling
  • Lear and Gloucester
  • Cordelia and Edgar
  • Goneril/Regan and Edmund
  • Plot foiling
  • Act 1, sc 1 Act 5, sc 3
  • Act 3, sc 6 and sc 7

6
King LearMotifs and Imagery
  • Motifs
  • Seeing
  • Judging
  • Flattery
  • the worst
  • unaccomodated man
  • Patience
  • nothing
  • Imagery
  • Insults
  • Foul fiend, madness
  • Swearing by Gods
  • Astrology

7
King LearSeeing motif
  • Act 1
  • Hence and avoid my sight Out of my sight!
  • See better, Lear
  • If it be nothing, I shall not need spectacles
  • Act 3
  • Pluck out his eyes
  • I would not see thy cruel nails pluck out his
    poor old eyes
  • I shall see the winged vengeance overtake such
    children
  • See it shalt thou never

8
King LearSeeing motif
  • Act 4
  • I stumbled when I saw
  • Might I but live to see thee in my touch, Id
    say I had eyes again
  • Act 5
  • As for the mercy Which he intends to Lear and to
    Cordelia, The battle done, and they within our
    power, Shall never see his pardon
  • Do you see this? Look on her, look, her
    lips,Look there, look there!

9
King LearMotifs and Imagery
  • Motifs
  • Seeing
  • Judging
  • Flattery
  • the worst
  • unaccomodated man
  • Patience
  • nothing
  • Imagery
  • Insults
  • Foul fiend, madness
  • Swearing by Gods
  • Astrology

10
King LearThemes
  • Parent/child relationship
  • Flattery
  • Madness
  • Judgment
  • Appearance vs. reality
  • world view of Renaissance Christian Humanist and
    Machiavellian

11
King Lear -- Act I
Scene 1 Lear divides country, Disowns
Cordelia Cordelia bids farewell to sisters
Scene 2 Edmund soliloquy Conspiracy theory Advice
to Edgar
Scene 3 Goneril and Oswald
Scene 4 Kent to serve Lear as Caius Lear and
Fool Lear and Goneril
Scene 5 Lear sends Kent to Regan Lear and Fool
12
King Lear, Act I, scene 1
Lear
Fool
Albany
Goneril
Cordelia
Cornwall
Regan
Kent
13
King Lear -- Act II
Scene 1 Edmund and Edgar Cornwall/Regan and
Gloucester
Scene 3 Edgar
Scene 4 Lear/Fool and Kent Lear and Regan Goneril
comes
Scene 2 Oswald and Kent Glou/Corn/Regan Kent in
stocks
14
King Lear -- Act III
Scene 1 Kent and Gentleman
Scene 3 Gloucester And Edmund
Scene 4 Lear in hovel Talks with Edgar as Poor Tom
Scene 2 Lear on the Heath
Scene 7 Blinding of Gloucester
Scene 5 Cornwall and Edmund
Scene 6 Lear Trial scene
15
King Lear -- Act IV
Scene 1 Edgar and Gloucester
Scene 2 Goneril and Edmund Albany and
Goneril Albany and Gentleman
Scene 3 Kent and Gentleman
Scene 4 Cordelia and Doctor
Scene 5 Regan and Oswald
Scene 6 Edgar and Gloucester Gloucester and
Lear Oswald and Edgar
Scene 7 Cordelia and Kent with Lear
16
King Lear -- Act V
Scene 1 Edmund and Regan Goneril and Albany Edgar
to Albany Edmund
Scene 2 Edgar and Gloucester

Scene 3 Edmund with Lear and Cordelia Albany Edgar
and Edmund fight Goneril and Regan dead Lear
carries Cordelia in Restoration of Order
17
King Lear, Act V, scene 3
Lear
Goneril
Cordelia
Regan
Albany
Kent
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